You Are A Child of Mine (Masculine Version)

You Are A Child of Mine (Masculine Version)

Slow of speech,
Slow of tongue,
I quicken you
For the run.

Heart, I steady;
I calm, I slow.
The work I do
Is not always known.

Vine I am,
And fruit I bear.
I give to many
A sense of care.

Vintage drawn pocket watch

Fleeting time
And chiming clock.
Now is not
The time to balk.

Be full of use,
Hold clean fear.
Let your heart
Begin to dare.


Dare to hope,
And dare to see.
For it’s in your heart
Where I will meet.

I’ll hold you tight
With just a thought.
Untie your hardened
Heart from knot.

Soon you’ll know,
Soon you’ll see.
By no one else
Can you be free.

I am here; I am real,
Drawing, pulling, hearts to kneel.
Holy and Righteous I be
Father, Son, Spirit Mighty!

© Kari L. Greenaway

Scripture references:
Exodus 4:10-11 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And the LORD said unto him, who hath made man’s mouth? Or Who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the LORD? Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

(Teaching Christian Poetry / Christian Poems)

This poem can be found in the book, “Hope Doesn’t Hide: A Collection of Christian Poetry”

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